Benson, Arthur Christopher, M.A., son of Archbishop Benson, was born at Wellington College, April 24, 1862, and educated at Eton and King's College, Cambridge, B. A. (first class Classical Tripos) 1884. From 1885 to 1903 Assistant Master at Eton, and now (1905) Fellow of Magdalene College, Cambridge. His hymns include the following:—
1. God of all created things. [Coronation.] Written for the Coronation of King Edward VII., and published in Eight Hymns with Tunes, Novello & Co., 1902. Music by Sir Hubert Parry.
2. God of glory, King of nations. [Founder's Day Festival.] Originally written as a Processional Hymn for St. George's Chapel, Windsor, "Obiit Sunday," and subsequently adapted for general use. Printed in the Gua… Go to person page >
TERRA BEATA was originally a traditional English folk tune, a variant of which, entitled RUSPER, appeared in The English Hymnal in 1906. Franklin L. Sheppard (b. Philadelphia, PA, 1852; d. Germantown, PA, 1930) arranged the tune for Babcock's text and published it in the Presbyterian church school h…